With The Hare's Lament, Ye Vagabonds have produced a record that might remind listeners of the exquisite harmonies and intricate musicianship of the legendary Planxty
while being evidently part of the innovative and vibrant Irish folk scene.
The tracks are "Lost in the Kalahari Desert" (1:20), "Woody Guthrie: When the World's on Fire" (30:33), "The Lupus General Store" (7:59), "Planxty
Irwin" (0:41), "The Code" (2:33), "Agent Orange" (4:41), "Home, Dearie, Home" (3:13), "Umpqua River Colosi" (2:59), "The Old Gray Mare" (6:30), "Will You Know Me?" (0:40), "Canning Salmon" (3:29) and "The Old Man of the Sea" (6:58).
On the bill is Carl Pemberton, one half of Teesside X Factor finalists Journey South, and six-piece Irish folk band Brigit's Mantle who will play classic numbers made famous by the likes of The Dubliners, the Pogues and Planxty
Moore has a career which extends back to the '60s/'70s when he worked in bands like Planxty
and Moving Hearts.
The film musicians went on to become the world renowned band The Chieftains who inspired a host of other famous groups like Christy Moore's Planxty
He continues his reign as the king of Irish roots music, in a career - both as a solo musician and with Planxty
and Moving Hearts - that has spanned over four decades.
One of contemporary Irish music's best-loved singersongwriters, Christy's international career goes back over 45 years and he has made over 30 albums, both solo and as founder member of the prestigious bands Moving Hearts and Planxty
Formed way back in 1962, The Dubliners paved the way for subsequent Irish acts such as Planxty
, De Dannan and The Pogues (who they scored a chart hit with in '87), and also influenced the British folk revival.
Not only has Stonehaven signed up Simple Minds for its Hogmanay bash, the Stonehaven Folk Festival has now pulled Paul Brady, the much admired singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who played with the great Irish band Planxty
We all realised that we'd grown up listening to Planxty
. We decided to sing The Lakes of Pontchartrain as a little encore, and it was a really lovely experience.
Musical highlights of the event included The Tulla Pipe and Drum band, of County Clare, and The Shannon Ceili band, supported by The Planxty
O'Rourke Dancers, hailing from The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.
JACK DANIELS FOLK & ROOTS 1 CHRISTY MOORE Folk Tale The Planxty
legend's 24th solo album may be his best since 1984's classic Ride On.